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January 2021

Adoption STAR Online Adoption Information Session

January 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Building Families Through Adoption Become introduced the Adoption STAR agency and the agency’s policies and procedures, including the many services and programs we offer. After registering for this information session you will receive instructions on how to join the online event.Contact Adoption STAR at 866-691-3300 or via email at info@adoptionstar.com or visit our website for additional information session dates https://adoptionstar.com.

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ANCHOR A-OK Educational Class, Series 1 (Virtual)

January 8 @ 5:15 pm - January 9 @ 5:00 pm
Online

For those pursuing the domestic adoption of an older child (or an international adoption) The A-OK educational classes are referred to as ANCHOR (Attach, Nurture, Commit, Healing, Open-minded, Resilience). They are specific to those considering the adoption of an older child or children. The classes give attendees a great deal of information that prepares them for adopting a child waiting in the United States foster care system (or out of country care). Families are given the opportunity to assess personal…

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Pre-Parenthood Educational Class Session 1 (Virtual)

January 8 @ 5:45 pm - January 10 @ 3:45 pm
Online

For those pursuing a domestic infant adoption The pre-parenthood adoption classes are specific to those considering the adoption of a child NOT in foster care in the U.S. Families are provided with the information and preparation necessary to assess communication, exploring child development, understanding of the adoption process, legal aspects related to adoption, etc. For clients enrolled in the domestic infant program will obtain at least 21 hours of adoption education prior to adopting. You will receive 11.5 hours once…

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Race and Racism Through The Voices of Transracial Adoptees – Part 2

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A Layered and Open DiscussionZack Fried held the first annual Race and Racism panel discussion during the Fall of 2020. Due to popular demand for a continuation of that conversation, this will be part 2 to that. This interactive conversation amongst a panel of transracial adoptees and attendees, focuses on the topic of navigating race and racism. Growing up within a transracial adoption comes with its own complexities, and those extend into adulthood when we take a look at what’s…

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Adoption STAR Online Ohio Adoption Information Session

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Building Families Through AdoptionBecome introduced the Adoption STAR agency and the agency’s policies and procedures, including the many services and programs we offer and catered towards Ohio residents.After registering for this information session you will receive instructions on how to join the online event.Contact Adoption STAR at 866-691-3300 or via email at info@adoptionstar.com or visit our website for additional information session dates https://adoptionstar.com.

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February 2021

Understanding & Responding to Sexual Trauma

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Family Advocates: Christine Miller, Emily Ward, Maddie DulleThis new training, which will be offered in all 2021 ANCHOR classes, increases participants knowledge and skills to identify “developmentally expected” sexual behaviors of children and youth and distinguish developmentally expected behaviors from those that might be inappropriate. Information will be provided on how to assess and respond to these behaviors in ways that model good communication, empathy, and accountability. *Please note*: this webinar is a standard workshop offered in ANCHOR…

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Adoption STAR Online Adoption Information Session

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Building Families Through AdoptionBecome introduced the Adoption STAR agency and the agency’s policies and procedures, including the many services and programs we offer. After registering for this information session you will receive instructions on how to join the online event.Contact Adoption STAR at 866-691-3300 or via email at info@adoptionstar.com or visit our website for additional information session dates https://adoptionstar.com.

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Preparing Extended Family for Older Child Adoption Webinar

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With Family Advocates: Christine Miller, Emily Ward, Maddie Dulle, and panelistsGrandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and friends are all impacted when a child or sibling group is adopted into their extended family. Adoptive parents often spend a significant amount of time educating themselves about the unique needs of children in the foster care system and specific issues of adoption, but what about other members of the extended family and community who may not understand the issues as well? This webinar…

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ACE (Adoptee Circle of Experience)

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ACE is a support group for adult adoptees ages 18 and up.Though adoption is often referred to as a triangle, or triad — adoptive parents, birth parents and the adoptee at each corner — Adoption STAR prefers to see it as a circle. The circle is a complete series forming a connected whole; a cycle. It encompasses a number of persons bound by a common tie; a family circle. An adoptee’s life is full of varying experiences. For some these…

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Calling All Single Adoptive Parents

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Panel Facilitated by Kathy Crissey, LMHC and Shannon Boeheim, MSWAre you single? Single by choice; single before or after you adopted; single because of separation, divorce, death. Single parenting is filled with joy, as well as unique challenges. Join us for a discussion around this experience as you can find support from those on a similar journey.After registering for this event you will receive instructions on how to join the webinar. For more information contact us at 866-691-3300 or email…

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